Free public laundries provide a space for women to socialize
It is fascinating to see how free space and service can facilitate socialization of women in traditional societies - such as Diyarbakır, an Eastern-Anatolian city in Turkey.
When women come together in a somewhat isolated environment, they are more comfortable with sharing knowledge and naturally forming support groups. In Diyarbakır, an Eastern-Anatolian city in Turkey, FES Turkey encourages women's interaction with free public laundries, where they come to wash clothes and meanwhile socialize. What I find most interesting is the men's positive feedback to the project.